We use the Journey's curriculum to help students master fourth grade standards. In addition to Journey's, we also use novel studies to bring all of the parts of reading together. During novel studies, students will have the opportunity to share their ideas about what we are studying in reading.
Specials at Stephensen
Vocabulary is very important! When helping your student with writing projects. you can assist by guiding them towards larger words. Now is a great time for them to transition from lower elementary vocabulary to those higher order thinking words.
big = huge, gigantic, enormous
hard = difficult, arduous, tiring
Our district has adopted the DMTInstitute curriculum. This follows other strategies your student can use to solve a problem. These goals of these strategies is to help students gain a deeper understanding to the WHY we do that, instead of just, follow these steps.
You are always welcome to ask for any of the notes we use in class to see the strategies we are working on!